James Archer (Jerome, Ensemble) is excited to be making his New York City debut. A native of Colorado Springs, raised in
Sparks, Nevada, some of his favorite roles include Ephraim (Seven Brides for Seven Brothers), Riff (West Side Story), Jesus
(Godspell), and David (Company).
Jason Beaubien (Tyler, ensemble) is excited to be making his New York City debut with this production! He was most recently
seen in a west coast tour of Beauty and the Beast. Other credits include Bat Boy: The Musical, Into the Woods, and Anything
Goes. He is a recent graduate of Oakland University with a degree in Theatre Performance. Much love to family, friends, and
Holden Berryman (Bunker, Ensemble) was last seen in The Full Monty at the Gallery Players in Brooklyn. Hailing from Washington,
D.C. and a graduate of the University of Maryland, his other credits include Robert Brankenbury in Richard III, Schroeder
in You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, Hud in Hair, and Prince/Wolf in Into theWoods. He's indebted to his friends and family
for their love and support.
Charles Bonnin (Franklin Shepard) is excited to be making his Manhattan debut. Past roles include Seymour in Little Shop
of Horrors, the Purser in Anything Goes, and David in Company. Having studied voice with his operatic parents in South Portland,
Maine, his musical background has evolved to include a musical theatre degree from Emerson College, a collection of compositions
for voice and guitar, and crew work for MTV studios. He is pleased to be working with his longtime cohort Steve Velardi.
Kelley Calpin (Evelyn, Ensemble) is thrilled to be performing with Purgason
Productions for th first time in Merrily. Past credits include: Closer Than
Ever, Cabaret (Fraulein Kost), Godspell, Candide (with Kristin Chenoweth and
Patti Lupone), Baby (Pam), Hello Again (Young Wife), Two Gentlemen of Verona (Lucetta), Parade (Lucille), The Wizard of
Oz (Dorothy), Othello (Desdemona) and others. B.A. in music - Westminster Choir College, Princeton, NJ. Much love and thanks
Felicity Claire (KT, ensemble) Having just graduated from Hofstra University with a BA in Drama and English Literature,
Felicity is thrilled to join this production and would like to thank the cast and crew for their warm welcome. She would also
like to thank Virginia, Paul, Erica, Seth, and Nick for their help and encouragement during her move into Manhattan, her parents
for their love and support, Mrs. Hesbacher for her kindness, and Melanie for being there from the beginning. "Here's
to us. Who's like us? Damn few."
Robert J. Cross (Ru, Photographer, Ensemble) trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, and is thrilled
to be making his New York musical debut with this talented cast. Most recently you may have completely forgotten him as the
voice of Colonel Francis Walker in Rob Child's documentary Gettsyburg: Three Days of Destiny and part of Amanda Bynes' "blob"
in the feature film What a Girl Wants. Past credits include: Vlass in Summerfolk, Giovanni in 'Tis Pity She's a Whore, Orsino
in Twelfth Night, Juror #12 in Twelve Angry Men, and John Pace Seavering in The Violet Hour. Much love and thanks to FJ and
Angela Donovan (Scotty, Ensemble) is thrilled to be making her New York debut with such a talented group of individuals.
Some of her favourite roles include: Amy in Company, Nancy in The Women and Kafka in WordsWordsWords. Thanks to mom, dad,
and B for all your support.
Jason Alan Edward (Mr. Spencer, Ensemble) is pleased to be performing in New York. He recently debuted in 3 Graces Theatre
Company's production of Ladyhouse Blues after returning from a national children's theatre tour. You can see him next in
the New York Fringe Festival and his one-person cabaret show going up in the end of August. Thank you to friends and family
for all their support!
Meredith Ellis (Gussie) was recently awarded a BFA in Drama from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. She has trained at the
Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute and at Stonestreet Film and Television Studios. Favorite roles include Agnes (Agnes of God),
Nellie (South Pacific), and Emily (Our Town). Film Credits include Revengers, Inc. and Walking Downtown (a music video for
Copeland). Meredith's debut cd, All For The Best, was released in June. (www.meredithellis.com) Much love and thanks to
my wonderful family and CWM.
Laurice Alica Farrell (Swing) is thrilled to be making her NY debut with MERRILY. Favorite roles include Hello, Dolly!
(Dolly), South Pacific (Bloody Mary), Once Upon A Mattress (Winnifred) and Cabaret (Two Ladies). Choreography credits include
Annie Get Your Gun, H2$, and School House Rocks, amongst others. Laurice has worked administrative positions at Goodspeed
Musicals and Berkshire Theatre Festival, and spent last season in the casting office at Paper Mill Playhouse. She is the
proud mother of Rosie, her three year old Irish Setter mix. Many thanks to family and friends for constant support. This
one is for you Gram!
Kristen Florio (Meg, Ensemble) is a recent graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, where she double majored in Drama and
English. She has also trained at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute and Stonestreet Film and Television Studios. Past roles
include Hope (Anything Goes), Narrator (Joseph...), Helena (A Midsummer Night's Dream), and Nancy (Oliver). Most recently,
she appeared as one of the leads in the independent film "Miscast." She is thrilled to be a part of this productions
and would love to thank her family and friends for all of their support, encouragement, and faith.
Broderick Greely (Frank, Jr.) is making his debut. He is going into the third grade at Brayton Elementary in Summit, NJ and
will turn 8 during this run. He likes to play tennis and baseball and is a HUGE Star Wars fan. He wants to thank Mom, Dad,
and big sister, Muireann.
Jenny Gattone (Mrs. Spencer, Ensemble) is thrilled to be part of this wonderful
production. Credits include I Hate Hamlet (Felicia), Fiddler on the Roof, You're a Good Man Charlie Brown (Lucy), Evita (Florinda),
and the world premiere of Prince and the Pauper. She is a graduate of University of Kansas, where she studied with Maribeth
Crawford. Please forget their performance in the men's baskeball tournament and enjoy tonight's performance "we're what's
Joshua William Gelb (Charley Kringas) is a recent graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the
Arts where he studied directing at Playwrights Horizons Theatre School. His plays have been honored by Young Playwrights Inc.
and produced at the 2005 hotINK Festival, Manhattan Theater Source, Primary Stages, and the Hartford Children's Theater. Past
roles include Werther in The History of Tears (Directed by Nick Philippou), Papillon in Rhinoseros, General Schmitz in Seussical,
and the Chairman in The Mystery of Edwin Drood.
Heather Gladis (Dory, Ensemble) is thrilled to be working
with the talented cast/crew of MWRA. She recently made her New York debut in Clare Boothe Luce's The Women, and also recently
completed a successful run in a 2-woman cabaret, So Far/So Much Farther at Rose's Turn in Greenwich Village. Regionally Heather
has appeared as Sally Bowles in Cabaret, Florinda in Into the Woods and Minnie Fay in Hello, Dolly! She wishes to thank her
family and friends for all their love and support!
Anna Kirkland (Mary Flynn) is currently pursuing her
B.F.A at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts where she has studied at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute. She has also studied
at The Guthrie Theatre, The Mixed Blood Theatre Company, and the Campo Doro Vocal Institute. Past roles include Marian Paroo
in The Music Man, Martha O'Neill in A Piece of My Heart, The Stage Manager in Our Town, and Carola in the US Premiere of The
Runner. Most recently she appeared in City of Angels as one of the Angel City Four. She sends her gratitude and love to
her wonderful family and friends.
Chazmond J. Peacock (Terry, Ensemble) is thrilled to be returning to
perform with a talented cast and staff again on Merrily. He has attended Penn State University where he studied Political
Science and Theatre, and is a native of Brooklyn, and Beaufort, South Carolina. Favorite New York and Regional credits include:
Sweeney Todd (The Beadle), Guys and Dolls (Nicely-Nicely), South Pacific (Stewpot), Oliver!(Mr. Bumble), Baby (Mr. Hart /
Dean Webber), Blue Songs, Gray Songs (Frederick Douglass / Jerry Sullivan), House of the Seven Gables (Venner), Odd Couple
(Roy/Murray) and Pirates of Penzance (Samuel /Ensemble). Thanks to my friends and family who constantly support me.
Villalobos (Beth Spencer) recently played the role of Crissy in The Gallery Players' production of Hair. She graduated from
NYU with a B.A. in Journalism and currently works in television production.